Kings Canyon Day Trip From Ayers Rock (Uluru)

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Ayers Rock Roundtrip, 11/1/2022 - 3/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 04:00 AM - 04:15 AM4/1/2023 - 5/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 04:30 AM - .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note, departure and return times vary throughout the year due to different sunrise times, as such the tour time on your voucher may not be accurate. Depending on y.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point atAyers Rock:4:30pm (October - March)6pm (April - September)Alice Springs:6:30pm (October - March)7:30pm (April - September)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Travel into the heart of Australia on a Kings Canyon day trip from Ayers Rock (Uluru). Your journey takes you to a classic outback cattle station at Kings Creek Station and reveals the amazing landscape of Kings Canyon. For tremendous views over the immense chasm, explore the canyons steep cliffs on the Rim Walk or follow an easier route along the canyons floor on the Creek Bed Walk.

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After an early morning pickup from your Ayers Rock Resort hotel, watch as the desert comes to life on your journey across the desert to Kings Creek Station. Along the way, you might see kangaroos, camels, wild horses and dingoes.

The two-hour trip brings you to the enormous Kings Creek cattle and camel station, established in 1981 and covering 1,115 square miles (1,800 square kilometers). Experience daily life in the outback cattle station, relax with breakfast and coffee in the station cafe (own expense) or take a camel ride with the station hands (optional).

Your tour continues with a 30-minute trip to Watarrka National Park, and the amazing sight of Kings Canyon. Listen to your expert guide's commentary, and hear how the red sandstone gorge is sacred to the local Ulpinyali and Lilla people.

To explore the canyon more closely, choose between the 3.5-mile (6-kilometer) Rim Walk or the easier mile-long (2-kilometer) Creek Bed Walk.

The three-hour Rim Walk takes you up a 330-foot (100-meter) cliff face and along the canyon's sandstone edge, revealing magnificent views over the valley's sheer walls. Follow a steep, rocky trail into the chasm to reach the oasis known as the Garden of Eden, tucked between the sandstone cliffs. The natural spring is surrounded by a unique landscape of gum trees, palms and ferns.

If you choose the more relaxing Creek Bed Walk, your leisurely stroll follows the rocky creek bed to a viewpoint of the canyon's impressive cliffs, and explores the rock-strewn valley floor.

Leaving the canyon, travel to Kings Canyon Resort. Enjoy lunch (own expense), then relax in the afternoon on the return trip to Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs.


Professional Local Guide

Pickup and drop off from all hotels within Ayers Rock Resort

Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB, air conditioning & W/C

Breakfast at an Kings Creek Station- a working cattle and camel station!

Learn all about the outback and spectacular Kings Canyon with your expert local guide

6 km hike around the Kings Canyon Rim Walk- 3hrs

Option of shorter Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk- 1 hr return

Entry/Admission - Kings Creek Station

Entry/Admission - Kings Canyon


Lunch and Drinks


Entry/Admission - Discovery Kings Canyon

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Due to steep and uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities

Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes

A minimum of 3 litres of water is required for those participating in the 6km Rim Walk. The supplier will provide water, you just need to bring your own water bottles!

Infants must sit on laps

While this tour isn't suitable for guests travelling in a wheelchair due to the nature of the walks involved, guests in a wheelchair are welcome on our tours provided they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, comfortable protective clothing, warm layers in cooler months

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.

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  • 17-Dec-2022

    Fantastic day trip. Kings Canyon is amazing and worth the drive and early start for this tour. The guides were fantastic, they were very knowledgeable of the area and shared lots of interesting stories & facts during the trip. There are 2 options for the hike on the tour, we did the Rim walk which was incredible. It has some steep steps & hills but the pace is very slow, making it not too strenuous. Highly recommend this tour. We are a family with 2 teenagers aged 13 and 15, they both loved the tour. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Uluru.

  • 08-Dec-2022

    All our tour guide team members are knowledgeable and responsible. It will be the perfect if I the trip could include a sunset or sunrise .

  • 06-Dec-2022

    I was asked to wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before 4:15 am at the hotel lobby. I was in the hotel lobby just after 4:00am waiting for the bus tour, but 35 minutes I did not see the bus tour. When I checked with the hotel concierge, I was told that the bus left early. I did not get any courtesy call from the tour guide or through the hotel concierge. The hotel concierge said that the tour guide did not check with them if I stay in the hotel or ask them to give me a courtesy call. AAT King thinks it is ok to leave a guest waiting for the tour bus at 4:00am in the morning. And to make matter worse, AAT King and Viator advised me that they could not refund me the money for the tour that I did not take. This full day trip totally ruined my holiday plan. I am very disappointed with AAT King and Viator in handling this case.

  • 05-Dec-2022

    Early morning but so well worth it. It was GIRL power with Beatrice driving, Stephanie narrating during the ride and Debbie and Mel helping out. The girls were amazing, caring for everyone in the heat. Nice breaky and Kings crossing cattle station, then a swim at Kings Resort and on the way back, last stop was Curtin crossing cattle station. Thoroughly great day, amazing landscape and colourful. Do not miss this.

  • 28-Nov-2022

    Beautiful rock formations. Informative guides. Nice provided breakfast. Our favourite trip while at Uluru.

  • 14-Nov-2022

    Had an excellent tour with our guides John and David from AAT Kings Tours. Both were very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the land. Most enjoyable day, thank you.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Had minimal understanding of the significance or beauty of Kings Canyon. The day trip satisfied both - the 6km Rim Walk was absolutely stunning with respect to the natural beauty and knowledge gained during the tour.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Don't miss out this great experience. If you are into geology, you will enjoy it even more. Tour starts before sunrise and will require an acceptable level of fitness. The start of the trip is the hardest part and you have the opportunity to quit after the first 200 steps climbing the canyon... hard work but the reward is worth every step. Breakfast was included but lunch is at your own expense John was an extraordinary guide!

  • 04-Nov-2022

    Well organized and fun day trip. We left early in the morning but got to watch a beautiful sunrise as we traveled to Kings Canyon. Our guides Dax and John were excellent. Dax, our driver, kept us well informed of plans and our timeline organized. John provided lots of good information, stories, and a few dad jokes sprinkled in. They were both very interesting and well informed. The breakfast was delicious and I was happy to have an option of a barista made coffee. I took the easier hiking option led by Dax and I did not regret it. He described the trees and plant life along the creek and how the aboriginal people used them. Lunch and local beers at the resort were great. I really enjoyed this trip.

  • 04-Nov-2022

    What an incredible day! John and Dax were brilliant guides, told informative and fun stories, took great care of us and pointed out all the highlights both on the way and during the walk. The rim walk was wonderful. There is no other word that can describe it better than … Spectacular.

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